I used to think that being sensitive meant that I was somehow weak, or broken. Because, that's what I was told a while ago.
But I'm not.
It just means that I process things a little differently. Give me a snippet of information, and my mind and emotions go to town on that information, sometimes producing unexpectedly inspired results. It’s how I work. And it works for me.
But it can be overwhelming. I need to take a "time out" every so often, if things get to be a little too much. Take five minutes, recentre myself, calm down, and come back fighting...
Yes, I have tried to numb it. To tune it out. It made me ill. And there's little point in yelling at me to "toughen up!”. (You know who you are). I've tried. It doesn't work.
Because I am sensitive. That's the way God made me. I can't change... Why would I want to?
Perhaps you should learn to deal with it?